These Expensive-Looking Heels Are the Best $35 You'll Spend This Month

"I want my outfit to look like it cost less than it really did," said no one ever. Faking an expensive wardrobe is something we've touched on before, breaking down the styling tricks and key fall trends to shop if you want others to assume you're wealthier than you might actually be. One thing's clear: You don't have to go out and spend a fortune in order to look good. In fact, the amount you actually spend shopping has nothing to do with an expensive-looking outfit. It's all in the details.

We've identified a singular shoe trend that always looks elevated, polished, and—yes—like it comes with an impressive price tag: mock-croc shoes. While not actually made of crocodile skin (because $$$), the print closely resembles the real thing. Enter: our Who What Wear collection version. We may be a little biased, but we happen to strongly believe our Suri Faux Leather Croc Heeled Mule Pumps are the wisest way to spend $35 this month (and this whole season, if we're being honest).

See street style outfits that prove how elevated the shoe trend is, and then shop our version.

On the Street


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Our Take on the Trend


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Senior Editor

Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.